What Is TIME'S UP!?
Active for more than a decade, time's up! is an all-volunteer direct-action environmental group. Its work for non-polluting transportation is one of its most visible campaigns, and has done much to increase bicycling and environmental awareness in NYC. TIME'S UP! specializes in off-beat rides that are simultaneously social, educational, healthy, and fun. Upcoming events include: Moonlight Rides through Central, and Prospect Parks; late-night rolls along the Hudson, through Riverside Park; environmentally themed tours; after dark, history-minded explorations of Lower Manhattan; and festive monthly Critical Mass rides that assert cyclists' right to the road. All events seek to make people more active protectors of their environment and are institutions of bicycle culture in NYC. Participation in Critical Mass, for instance, has grown tremendously since TIME'S UP! began promoting and supporting the ride. The Central Park Moonlight Rides are very popular and happening upon a string of cyclists with "red blinky lights" on their bicycles snaking through the dark park is truly an amazing sight.
In addition to rides, TIME'S
UP! hosts educational events and performances, including film screenings,
video presentations, photo exhibitions, and performance art, frequently in
conjunction with other activist organizations. Collaborating with local groups
is valuable in that it links different kinds of environmental work, making
cyclists out of environmentalists and environmentalists out of cyclists. Its
joint efforts include helping with the stencil memorial campaign, support of
community gardens, and staging anti-nuclear weapons protests at the United
Visit www.Times-Up.org or call 212-802-2222 for a full event calendar, descriptions of environmental campaigns, and details on becoming a member or making a tax-deductible donation.